Buckler Non-Alcoholic Brew | Heineken Nederland B.V.

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2.57/5
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150 Ratings
Buckler Non-Alcoholic BrewBuckler Non-Alcoholic Brew
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heineken Nederland B.V.
Netherlands
heineken.com

Style: Low Alcohol Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 0.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 08-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,738
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
150
pDev:
30.35%
Bros Score:
2.37
 
 
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Ratings: 150 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of MacMalt
2.24/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Poured into pint glass. It pours a crystal clear golden color with a thick, foamy bright white head and lacing. It is actually a reasonably attractive pour. The smell is a very unappealing bready yeast. The taste is also completely bland: biscuity malt, slightly sweet. No hop presence at all. There is simply no taste. It is light in body and carbonation. It would be easy to drink if there were any reason to do so. This one looks great in the glass. Stop there and don't drink it!

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.73/5  rDev +45.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
2.25/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of papat444
2.5/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Flashback #375

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Photo of DanielCole
2.39/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of connecticutpoet
2.87/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not bad, deep yellow body with no head. Look is average.

Aroma was horrid skunky lager yeast. Well, it is from Heineken.

Taste was surprisingly better than the smell. Crisp, only mildly skunky.

Mouthfeel was OK. Not thin but not full, what do you expect from this one?

Overall the aroma was too bad to finish it. I'm on Weight Watchers and I'm not going to spend some of my daily points on this when I have a Tachyon in the fridge.

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Photo of LaneMeyer
3.85/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rating according to style. This is the best NA beer IMO. Closest thing to real beer you're gonna find.

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Photo of BigAl18
2.85/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bru-ster
3.5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Everyone rates these NA beers as if they are alcohol containing brews. I believe it is unfair as they are missing one real beer ingredient: alcohol. I have drank many real beers (domestic, craft, imported) and many NA beers. I have had Guiness in Ireland, Strong Guiness in Hong Kong, Bass in London (among other ales), Carlsberg in Copenhagen, Corona in Mexico, Molson in Canada, Jever in Germany and Heineken in Amsterdam. I love beer. This is one of the better tasting NA beers I have drank. It has a flavor profile very similar to Heineken Light. I like Heineken and I like this NA version of it.

I also have to throw this in that I read many reviews here that downgrade a beer because it is skunky. Skunky beer light struck beer. Those fluorescent lights in the beer store radiate harmful UV light which the breaks down the isomerized hop alpha acids causing skunky flavor. The beer wasn't brewed that way, it was mishandled after leaving the brewery.
Sorry for the rant

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Photo of HopHead84
3.17/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Straw yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma is reminiscent of a euro lager with pils malt and a little graininess. Whisper of noble hop. Flavor is lightly sweet with low bitterness. Grainy pils malt finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Much better than I expected.

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Photo of Beejay
2.9/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Pale yellow in color with a white head that starts dissipating immediately.

S: Light grain aromas, as well as a good amount of skunk. Slight rice aroma in the finish.

T: Sweet with a grainy taste. Lightly skunky, slight caramel.

M: Light bodied with very high carbonation. Tingles through the finish.

O: Overall fairly sweet, and not really my cup of tea, but it seems to be about par for the course when rated based on style..

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Photo of nelsonsaigon
2.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Saigon (bottle)

I am neutral on this beer.

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Photo of jaydoc
2.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of 31Sam13
2.9/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ordybill
3.32/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a slight grain and malt smell, not very big.
Appearance- Resembles Heineken, the best looking of Low Alcohol beers that I have seen.
Taste- Once again resembles Heineken but with a more watered down feel.
Palate- A light bodied beer with mild carbonation, has a crisp finish.
Overall- The best Low Alcohol Beer I have had.

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Photo of mjla
5/5  rDev +94.6%

Photo of BJSmit
2.25/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of grahuba
3/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of spycow
2.25/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of BrewAskew
3.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out to a frothy white head that falls to a thin film. Golden clear color. Aroma is typical euro-lager with just a touch of that strange NA whang. Flavor is weakened Heineken, with a grainy front, sweet middle and dry, seltzery finish. Overall a decent NA brew that is close to the real thing.

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Photo of Maxxxice
3.25/5  rDev +26.5%

Photo of corywalston
2.99/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

A. Easy poor little then no head. Light carbonation. Color is yellow.
S. Malt, rice? and Heineken
T. Same as Heineken but a little light and without the sausage, with an aftertaste of saltine crackers. That’s weird.
M. Crisp, watery, and refreshing.
O. One of the better NA beers I have ever had. I’m surprisingly impressed. I recommend giving it a try, just remember not to discriminate because it’s an NA.

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Photo of Keithbruning
3.64/5  rDev +41.6%

Photo of wilsonbaron
3/5  rDev +16.7%

Buckler Non-Alcoholic Brew from Heineken Nederland B.V.
Beer rating: 2.57 out of 5 with 150 ratings